The Smith Human Wildlife CoExistence Lab consists of staff and students based at CQUniversity, as well as a range of collaborators from around the world.
We focus on exploring ways to foster co-existence between humans and wildlife. This involves examining the nature of human attitudes toward wildlife, the impact of humans on wildlife, and finding solutions to resolving the conflict. Our lab seeks to develop and test innovative ways to non-lethally manage wildlife (particularly Australian carnivores), as well as exploring ways to resolve the human elements of conflict in a way that meets the needs and views of all stakeholders.
Although we cover all manner of species, the group focuses on Australian wildlife, particularly the dingo. We also cover all manner of research related to canids (wild and domestic) and the human-animal relationship more broadly.
For details of our research areas and activities please see the projects page.